Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea) Male  Photographed in the village of San Luis,near the southwestern shore of Lake Arenal, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on March 25, 2009.  At the time, he was building a nest. Yellow-throated Euphonia (Euphonia hirundinacea) Female  Photographed in Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica on Nov. 6, 2016.   Map White-vented Euphonia (Euphonia minuta) Female  Photographed in the village of San Luis near the southewestern shore of Lake Arenal, Gunacaste Province, Costa Rica, on Nov 11, 2014.
Pine Grosbeak (Pinicola enucleator) Female  She  was eating crabapples at the Kent Road Arboretum in the town of Webster near Rochester, NY on March 6, 2008.  It was one of about 12, all female.  Pine Grosbeaks are uncommon winter visitors in western New York State. House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Male  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on April 17, 2014. House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Female  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on July 11, 2015.
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Fledgling  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on May 28, 2014. House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Juvenile  Photographed along the Erie Canal near Rochester, NY on Aug. 4, 2006. House Finches (Haemorhous mexicanus) in the Rain  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on May 13, 2017.  The one above, an adult male, had just fed the fledgling below.
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) Egg  This egg was laid near my bird feeder near Rochester, NY on May 16, 2016.  It was 20 mm long.  Aparently, the female couldn't make it back to the nest on time. Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) Female  Photographed in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on April 20, 2016. Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) Female  Photographed in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on April 20, 2016.
White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) Male  This digiscoping photo made through window glass was made in my yard near Rochester, NY on Feb 21, 2009.  The winter of 2008-09 was an irruption year for White-winged Crossbills in western New York State.  They are usually uncommon in this area. White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) Female  Photographed near Hemlock Lake in western New York State on Jan. 12, 2009.  It was one of a flock of about 50. Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) Male  Photographed at Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on a very gray day on Feb. 25, 2013.
Common Redpoll (Acanthis flammea) Female  Photographed at Irondequoit Bay near Rochester, NY on a very gray day on Feb. 25, 2013. Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) Male  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 9, 2012. Lesser Goldfinch (Spinus psaltria) Female  Photographed on the Irazu Volcano, Costa Rica, on Feb. 25, 2007.
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) Male Breeding  Photographed in a yard in Henrietta, NY near Rochester on May 1, 2015. American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) Male Nonbreeding  Photographed in my yard near Rochester, NY on Oct. 4, 2014. American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) Female Nonbreeding  Photographed at Cape May, NJ on Oct 9, 2012.